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You’ve spent months preparing for your wedding and you’re feeling fully ready to go. Well, we’re here to tell you that there may be some things that you’ll probably forget to bring on your big day – little wedding details, but important things nonetheless.
Check out our list of important wedding details not to forget before you leave the house on your big day.
An Overnight BagAs tired as you’ll be on your wedding night, you’ll still want to take off your makeup, brush your teeth, etc. So don’t forget to bring an overnight bag with all of your toiletries, medications, and changes of clothes.
A TimelineYou probably already know the starting time for your ceremony and reception, but you’ll need to come up with a timeline for every important part of your wedding day. What time should dinner be served? When’s the first dance? Make sure that all of your vendors receive a copy of the timeline and are on the same page.
Point PersonYou have plenty to deal with on your wedding day, so you don’t want to be the one fielding questions from vendors, managing the timeline or dealing with minor emergencies. That’s why having a wedding planner (even just someone day-of) is a great idea. If you don’t have a wedding planner, a bridesmaid, groomsman, family member, or friend can be helpful – but just make sure that all of your vendors know who the point person is.
Getting-Ready ClothesMake sure you have something to wear while you’re getting your hair and makeup done. Sure, you will be photographed while you’re primping and prepping, but you don’t need to wear anything fancy – a favorite button-down shirt or robe are fine options.
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Vendor Contact InformationIt may seem like one of the small wedding details, but it’s definitely important! Be sure you have a list of all of your vendors’ contact details – and make copies. Your wedding planner and a few select family and wedding party members should have this list in case of emergency.
Tip EnvelopesEven if your wedding planner or a wedding party member is handing out the gratuities, you’ll want to make sure that the tips are organized, labeled and ready to go. Make sure to bring some extra envelopes just in case you forgot someone.
Cash and IDsYou never know where your wedding night will take you – so make sure that you have a small clutch with a bit of cash and your identification in case you’re planning on hitting the town for an after-party. Put one of your wedding party members in charge of monitoring your valuables during the night – you have other things to worry about.
Pre-Wedding MealsThis is one of the most important wedding details: Do not, we repeat, do not, skip breakfast on your wedding day. Yes, we know that you’ve got a million butterflies in your tummy, but you should not get married on an empty stomach. Ask a relative, bridesmaid or groomsmen to pick up breakfast for the whole gang to nosh while you’re all getting ready.
Extra Wedding Stationery ItemsYou’ll want your photographer to take some shots of your wedding invitations, programs, save-the-dates and the like, so make sure you bring extra copies to hand over. You’ll be glad you had those photos of wedding details in the years to come!
Emergency KitWe hate to say it, but emergencies happen – spills, paper cuts, ripped hems, and more. Create an emergency kit (or ask one of your bridesmaids to help you out), that includes a few essential wedding details – stain stick, sewing kit, double-sided tape, band-aids, tissues, and dental floss are all important to include.
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